Building Wellness™ and its curricula endeavor to encourage and empower children to seek, question, process and integrate health information so as to obtain the highest standard of health. With family and community support, the program seeks to support students’ self-efficacy and sense of well-being in conditioning their lives to extend their ambitions and fulfill their aspirations.
Building Wellness is an 8-level youth health literacy curriculum series that offers 15 lessons per level targeting grades 1-8. This free resource teaches students the skills they need to be active participants in their health care through experiential learning that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Hundreds of youth have participated in Building Wellness from New York City to Los Angeles. Assessments have shown that participants increase their knowledge levels and change behaviors based on the lessons in these 8 levels. To learn more about the early development of Building Wellness, you can review an article published in the Journal of Health Communication, The Development of Building Wellness™, A Youth Health Literacy Program.Learn More